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Dai Pai

95-97 Nicholson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BY, Scotland
+44 131 281 4947
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (5 reviews)
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Fast food, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
95-97 Nicholson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BY, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had never been to Dai Pai before and ordered way too much food! How glad was I of the takeaway containers!! Pork belly & rice was delicious as were the sticky ribs. We tried the steamed buns & dumplings too as we'd never had...More

Thank Vicky F
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited several times during Fringe 2017 as it was conveniently close to both our performance venue and digs and... it was open late. Loved the fact that any time you ordered a hot drink you got a free cake!!!

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped off by chance recently for a quick bite of lunch. Really friendly staff and great quick service The food was delicious, served in a natty carton. A reasonable selection and vegetarians catered for too. Nice to see chopsticks available or plastic cutlery for folk...More

Thank ACammyB
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here with friends, food was delicious! Service was so quick and friendly. And on top of all that... was great pricing. Will definitely return!!

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Loved Dai Pai for value and quality. Great for veggies and vegans with plenty to chose from. Relaxed vibe and friendly staff.

Thank BlotOnTheLandscape
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Wow was out for a little wander round the Edinburgh festival, stumbled across this place whilst looking for coffee. Found ourselves ordering the lovely food. I had the pork belly and rice ( was awesome). My partner had Char Siu pork with rice. They give...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have only eaten in here once but the food was good and not expensive, they had a good range of foods and some lovely looking cakes. I will have to pop back in to sample there cakes as I was full from what I...More

Thank WhyteLight
Reviewed 29 August 2017

While up in Edinburgh for a week at the Fringe Festival I ate at Dai Pai 3 times. First for a post-show meal (last orders around 10:45pm!), second for a coffee (and free cake!) and third a post-show meal again. Staff are lovely; food is...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The title alone would summarise this place. I stumbled upon it during the Fringe and it has everything one can ask for: Great, freshly made street food at a cheap price; and great coffee. The staff were also incredibly friendly. I've now added this to...More

Thank Nikki475
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I am in love! I had judged this place 'wanky' by the trendy Wendy look of the place but oh mo chreach there is substance there! We ate on a Saturday night in the festival for £20 two full happy bellies! Amazing! We had the...More

Thank misspickle
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95-97 Nicholson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 281 4947
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